Friday, February 08, 2013

Online Bible Tool with Eusebian Canon Data


Troy Griffitts at the Institute for New Testament Textual Research (INTF) in Münster, who has been involved in the CrossWire Bible Society for many years in order to provide free, open-source resources such as the free Bible software project SWORD project, has now done us another great service. In collaboration with Ulrich Schmid of the INTF, he has integrated the Eusebian Canon data into The Bible Tool. Here is a general description:
Welcome to The Bible Tool— a free, evolving open source tool for exploring the Bible and related texts online. Created by CrossWire Bible Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Bible Society as the first in a number of coming Bible engagement tools using an XML standard called OSIS, we provide power searching capabilities and cutting edge tools to help you engage the Bible at a deeper leve
Just open the Bible Tool and start clicking on the Eusebian canon numbers in the left margin of the text and see what happens.


  1. Thanks for the props Tommy.

    Since this is a TC blog and the announcement included a general comment about The Bible Tool, this link to a feature of the tool might also be interesting:

    Click on any word in the text and then choose

    "Show Textual Evidence"

  2. & are 2 of the best online Bible search & study tools (over 200 Bible versions).

  3. Troy, I use the Crosswire 'Textual Evidence' quite regular and it is tremendous fun. Sooner or later it would be even more fun if we could make a selection of the manuscripts to be displayed (that could be saved so that I don't have to repeat my selection after each session). Great stuff!

    1. Dirk, sorry it's taken me so long to notice this. Great idea! Added to the right of the "Presets" header on the parallel view. This should allow you to bookmark the views you use regularly. For example, Dutch, Tregelles, NASB, Elzevir: